The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 42 84 100
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 44 19 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.55% 1.77% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.19% 2.09% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 42 17 7
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,100 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,800
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,750
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +6.14%
Test Strategy
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
847 910 1005
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 87.68% 84.81% 86.04%
Number of salaries quoted 745 788 877
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Kent

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham - 11 £31,000 -
Dover +1 2 - -
Stansted - 1 £48,000 -
West Malling - 1 £24,000 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 73 (77.66%) Regression Testing
2 72 (76.60%) User Acceptance Testing
2 72 (76.60%) Test Scripting
3 62 (65.96%) Integration Testing
3 62 (65.96%) System Integration Testing
4 60 (63.83%) Finance
5 51 (54.26%) ISEB
6 37 (39.36%) ISTQB
6 37 (39.36%) SDLC
7 22 (23.40%) AS400
8 16 (17.02%) SQL
9 15 (15.96%) Software Testing
10 14 (14.89%) Mentoring
11 12 (12.77%) Line Management
12 11 (11.70%) Selenium
12 11 (11.70%) Test Management
13 10 (10.64%) System Testing
13 10 (10.64%) HTML
14 9 (9.57%) Project Management
14 9 (9.57%) Automation Testing
15 8 (8.51%) People Management
15 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
15 8 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (8.51%) Supplier Management
15 8 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (7.45%) Degree
16 7 (7.45%) QA
16 7 (7.45%) HP
16 7 (7.45%) Manual Testing
16 7 (7.45%) HP Quality Center

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.26%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (11.70%) Selenium
2 6 (6.38%) HP UFT
2 6 (6.38%) JIRA
3 5 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.26%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.26%) SpecFlow
4 4 (4.26%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.19%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.13%) JMeter
7 1 (1.06%) TestComplete
General
1 60 (63.83%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (79.79%) Analyst
2 69 (73.40%) Test Analyst
3 26 (27.66%) Senior Analyst
3 26 (27.66%) Senior Test Analyst
4 24 (25.53%) Financial Analyst
5 22 (23.40%) Service Analyst
6 16 (17.02%) AS400 Test Analyst
7 12 (12.77%) Test Manager
8 7 (7.45%) Senior Financial Analyst
9 6 (6.38%) Tester
10 5 (5.32%) Junior
10 5 (5.32%) Junior Analyst
10 5 (5.32%) Junior Test Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
12 2 (2.13%) Banking Analyst
12 2 (2.13%) IT Manager
12 2 (2.13%) Manual Test Analyst
13 1 (1.06%) IT Services Manager
13 1 (1.06%) Senior QA Engineer
13 1 (1.06%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.64%) HTML
2 6 (6.38%) XML
3 4 (4.26%) CSS
3 4 (4.26%) DOM
3 4 (4.26%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.40%) AS400
2 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (77.66%) Regression Testing
2 72 (76.60%) Test Scripting
2 72 (76.60%) User Acceptance Testing
3 62 (65.96%) Integration Testing
3 62 (65.96%) System Integration Testing
4 37 (39.36%) SDLC
5 15 (15.96%) Software Testing
6 14 (14.89%) Mentoring
7 12 (12.77%) Line Management
8 11 (11.70%) Test Management
9 10 (10.64%) System Testing
10 9 (9.57%) Automation Testing
10 9 (9.57%) Project Management
11 8 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (8.51%) People Management
11 8 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (8.51%) Supplier Management
12 7 (7.45%) Manual Testing
13 6 (6.38%) BDD
14 5 (5.32%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.02%) SQL
2 6 (6.38%) Java
3 5 (5.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 51 (54.26%) ISEB
2 37 (39.36%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.45%) Degree
4 3 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (1.06%) ISO19770
Systems Management
1 7 (7.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.45%) HP
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle